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Mar 13, 2013 4:30am PDT
. the 45-year-old is accused of e-mailing a death threat to him over the san francisco lawmaker 's push for tighter gun control. the e-mail was unsealed by the court and reads "i have 39 confirmed kills in afghanistan. don't make me get to 40." he misspelled the word "afghanistan." in february three assault weapons were found and detonated numerous explosive materials at the house and he faces ten felony accounts. the senator said the threats have had no impact on the gun control efforts. >> palo alto are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman and robbing her. the suspect is seen on video on friday, arranging for a personal massage at the glass slipper and when she arrived he pull a knife, robbed her, and assaulted her. a police dog could not track him down. >> san francisco trovessor -- supervisor is holding a hearing to find out how much america's cup costs the taxpayers revealing the status of efforts to raise $32 million from private sources. the latest estimate puts the economic benefit for the bay area at $780 million around half of the $1.4 billion originally es
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Mar 26, 2013 4:30am PDT
, and san francisco city attorney, along with chief justice john roberts' lesbian cousin, a san francisco woman, hoping to marry her partner. >> many people in the bay area are paying close attention. same-sex marriage advocates make their feelings known loud and clear. abc7 news reporter kira klapper is live at san francisco city hall. kira? >> kristen, good morning to you. supporters of marriage for same-sex couples will be here as the supreme court hears the historic case on the heels of a huge march last night, the largest at castro and market street, the largest in years. we had video. you can seat marchers went through market street to the steps of city hall where we are now. the rallying cries of marchers were louder and several thousand joined the march, escorted by police. on the eve of today's hearing, this is the clear message to the woman cindy wants to marry. >> it is real deal. traditions are not just for straight people. i want to get married. i hope she says yes and the supreme court says yes. we will be there. >> two women from berkeley and two men from burbank are the co
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Mar 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
in the balance this morning. today, city college of san francisco turns accreditation report, the school needs a passing grade to stay open. katie marzullo joins us live from the newsroom with a college divided. >> everyone wants city college to stay open. 90,000 students are counting on it and faculty and staff want to keep their jobs. the groups cannot agree on how to keep the doors open. that is the administration versus the students and the staff on the the deadline they protested and chanted and shouted. the commission for community and junior colleges put city college on notice back in judgment saying they had too many problems with leadership and fiscal plans. the college has been making changes ever since and a spokesman says they have stream laned the administration and added more financial accountability. >> the accreditation reform process is unwinding many, many years of behavior that just absolutely needed to be changed or could not be afforded. >> the situation and all about equity. >> students and staff say this were alternates to the cutbacks including $16 million city college
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Mar 16, 2013 5:00pm PDT
-involved shootings on march 2nd in san francisco, san jose, and union city, and one occurred the next day, involving hayward police. >> right through a few dozen people are without power no san francisco. a small explosion took out a pg&e line this morning. nearly 3700 people were without power. it's been mostly restored. pg&e says there are 76 people remain without power at this time. shopkeepers said it slowed down the usually brisk saturday business. >> like a bomb, and then the light went off. usually we have a lot of people come by, buy eggs, break fast, and then we serve coffee until the coffee is gone. >> pg&e is still not sure what caused the outage. the downed line forced muni to switch to gas-powerrerred buss in the area. >>> they were cleaning up today in oakland after poeters vandalized five banks on franklin avenue last night, and also shattered a large window at the tribune tower. the damage was caused during what organizers called a march against capitalism and police resuppression. -- repression. police say no one was arrested and there were no injuries. >> family and friends of sier
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Mar 24, 2013 9:00am PDT
. >> this morning a victim who was pulled unconscious from a house fire last night in san francisco is in the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. the fire broke out in the diamond heights neighborhood shortly after 9 last night. a charred mattress was left in the street. flames were put out quickly and the fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire. >> for the second time this month santa clara county paid cash for weapons. a gun buy-back was held yesterday morning at an airport in san jose. people lined up early and turned in guns they no longer wanted and got cash. >> never use it. but i didn't want to take that chance getting angry and using it. so it's a good time to turn it in and make a profit. >> whereas last year we finally reached the level of twelve guns, this year we've now gone over 500 guns. just in this event alone. >> $100 was given for handguns and rifles. $200 for assault-type weapons. more than 1100 weapons were turned in at the buy back three weeks ago. >>> also new this morning a san bruno community will unavailable a mural, memorial
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Mar 15, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >> san francisco city crews will try to repair the damage caused by a natural gas leak. it forced evacuation of five homes near 25th and alabama. we were over the leak minutes after a backhoe sliced into a 2" gas line. the work crews punched two holes in the pavement to get to the leak when they shut it out after an hour. >> in hayward the last part of the downtown traffic look loop begins tonight and through the weekend. this animation provided by the city shows how the loop works. it starts at the intersection of foothill boulevard, mission and jackson street. it is designed to ease congestion and make downtown access easier as part of the highway 238 corridor improvement project. construction wraps up in time for monday morning commute. >> tonight a $2 million repaving project begins at the ferry terminal making a tough parking situation worse. most of the work will be performed on the weekend to minimize the impact on the ferry riders but officials say it will take several months to complete. four to five rows of parking will close from 8:00 p.m. on friday and 5:30 a.m. on mon
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Mar 5, 2013 6:00am PST
is tracking a new storm that will arrive tonight. that is raising concerns in the san francisco neighborhood where several sinkholes have formed. now we learn what is happening. >> right now, it is very quiet but no one will be watching the sky more closely today than neighbors out here in this west portal neighborhood of san francisco. the big fear is that forecasted rain and how it might impact the already growing sinkhole problem out here. the problem right now, we can tell you, there are up to five sinkholes and it started last wednesday when a city water main broke causing gushing water to trigger the holes. now, homes in the area in some cases are slowly caving into the ground, 12 have been damaged and up to four are now red tagged and they are simply not livable. private insurance companies of the homeowners say that they don't plan to help. the city is having to step up and help homeowners with the repairs. >> structural fixes for the things that might be settlement cracks or things like that, those we will pay. >> it could be a big repair bill in some cases. the neighborhood was ori
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Mar 15, 2013 5:00am PDT
>> this is make-or-break day for the city college of san francisco for fixing financial and management problems or cause a ripple effect that could result in closing. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with more. >> city college sends in accreditation report today. if they get a failing grade the largest college of nearly 90,000 students could be forced to close. with the deadline ahead, students and teachers marched to city hall shouting and chanting in an effort to be heard. they do not want classes cut. teachers could be left without jobs. city college has been in notice since july because of serious problems with leadership and fiscal planning. the college has been making changes, tightening their belt, but the students and staff don't like it. >> more financial accountability more stream lined administration. a closer look at how we manage our facilities. closer look at how we track student success. >> no one has been disappointed and quality of the education they get here. it has been mostly a financial management problem. >> a particular sticking point is the
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Mar 11, 2013 4:30am PDT
rosa and 39 in novato and 37 in napa. all the mid-to-upper 40's throughout the bay shore, san francisco, mountain view, 47, oakland, hayward, san jose, 45, and 43 in concord and livermore. through the afternoon hours we will have mostly blue skies, no lightning. and a lot of sunshine. we will have temperatures starting off in the 30's, the 40's, and around 60 at the coast and 74 inland this afternoon and during the evening hours we are in the 50's to 60's. sue? >> thanks. the lightning is still going off behind your head and that is distracting. hopefully that is not the case for the morning drive. the san mateo bridge, fog free, visibility is good and the tail lights headed westbound on the flat section and everything is moving nicely and very, very light conditions on the bay bridge right new with an early state of the stall eastbound, and otherwise, just road work and we will look at your eastbound out of the central valley, and maybe we will not look at it...there we go. the maps are slow to move this monday morning. eastbound 580 from greenville to north flynn until 11:00. highway
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Mar 12, 2013 4:30am PDT
works here. >> thanks. 4:34. san francisco police are trying to figure out if a hit-and-run accident left an injured man lying in the street. he was found last night at 11:0 p.m. he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and police are hoping that anyone who knows what happened will come forward. >> in santa rosa, two men arrested for triple homicide near forestville face arraignment. the 38-year-old and 46-year-old men both from colorado are accused of murder, burglary, and conspiracy. the father of one is also in custody. the three victims were found shot to death in a home last month. sonoma sheriff say the suspects and victims were pot dealers or buyers. >> there are calls from a peninsula congresswoman for hearings into a troubling rape case involving santa cruz cop killer goulet. she wants it know why two rape cases against goulet while in the army were dropped in change for accepting less than honorable discharge saying he could have been in jail rather than preying on women and killing two police detectives. goulet ambushed sergeant butch laker and elizabeth butler b
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Mar 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
. live in san francisco, i am katie marzullo for abc7 news. >> emotional ads started to run to coincide with national day to demand action featuring family members of the children and adults killed in the massacre in new and town cut. remember the 26 victims who lost their life. she just wanted to teach little kids. that was her goal. she died doing it. >> the ads part of the mayors against gun coalitions. make bloomberg spent $12 million targeting lawmakers to expand the gun control. several local areas including san francisco and oakland mayors are will part of the coalition. at the same time, we are learning new details of the sandy hook elementary school shooter, 20-year-old and his life leading up to the december massacre. released search warrants showed he lived in a world of weapons. investigators searched his home and cars after he shot 20 schoolchildren and six educators. they found an arsenal of guns more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, swords, knives and the attack lasted less than five minutes before he killed himself. >> developing news from san francisco where right
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Mar 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
an accident of this type, of this magnitude, in this stretch of eastmoor. >> ama: a san francisco man is the latest victim of violence in oakland. police say he was shot to death around 3:00 this morning near ninth and clay street, just blocks away from police headquarters. the unidentified 37-year-old man was in his car when he apparently got into a dispute with people inside another vehicle. they began shooting at the man, who was hit, and then crashed his car. this mark's oak leappedz's 17th homicide of the year. last year at this time oakland had 4 homicides. >> a man hired to help the oakland police department imphlegm court ordered reforms will report for duty tomorrow. the man this department's new compliance director. he'll take on the task of reforming how police investigate themselves and document their work. the 68-year-old is a former baltimore police commissioner who served on the san jose police force. he can spend city funds, oversee top commanders and the chief and his deputies. >> in less than 48 hours the cardinals of the roman catholic church will cast their first b
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Mar 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
in rough seas. >> tie bettans in san francisco ' -- the movement has been protesting on this date. scores of demonstrators gathered to make their voice heard loud and clear in front of the chinese consulate. >> trying to send a message cloud clear to the chinese government that enough is enough and we want our country back. that's what we're trying to convey. >> ama: tibetan's leader says the ultimate goal is to end the rule chinese to end the rule and for they dalai lama to return to his country. >> on monday, a restaurant will begin taking new reservations. they had to cancel reservations because of their electrical fire that damaged the front porch. entryaway and downstairs dining room. >>> right now a preopening philosophy for the exploratorium is bringing arts into the streets of san francisco. it's hands-on experience on the embark dare -- embarcadero. >> this part of the sunday street festival, designed to draw attention to the clearer toum which moves into its new location on april 17th. the big feature tonight is wound me. a mechanical octopus which, at 8:30 tonight, will emit fi
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Mar 14, 2013 4:30am PDT
, marci, live from a windy rome. >> winds of change. >> in san francisco, a massive thanksgiving for pope francis is held at st. mary's cathedral at noon, the archbishop points out that the new pontiff took his name from the same saint that san francisco is named after. he has also asked that every par inor institution which has a mass today celebrate a massive thanksgiving for the new pope. >> from the caribbean, there is trouble on another carnival cruise ship "dream." it is dropped in st. martin. passengers are saying the ship has no power and toilets are overflowing. they say they have been docked for 14 hours and are not being allowed off the ship. the coast guard said they have not been notified of issues with the ship which is customary. this is a month after a fire on another carnival cruise ship that stranded passengers. >> from the south bay, police investigated a high school field trip during which a registered sex offender was allowed to ride the bus with students. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at the high school in san jose. what happened, amy? apologies to you
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Mar 17, 2013 6:00pm PDT
fans are converging in san francisco for the world baseball classic at tt at&t park. jerry -- sergio is live. reporter: it wasn't too long ago that san francisco started sunday parking meter enforcement, and if you have to find an open parking spot you'll notice some shocking new meter prices. it will now cost $7 an hour to park at a meter in this neighborhood. it's called special event parking, and from here on out, all special events at at&t park. including giants home gains, will be at this rate. the other change people should know about, meters will run in this neighborhood until 10 pl for these special events. now, the new parking price came as a shock to baseball fans hoping to catch the matchup between japan in puerto rico. >> have to think twice about coming up here or maybe do mass transit itch together. i don't know, $7 an hour is ridiculous. >> nelson and his family took mass transit into the city for the game so they did avoid the high parking prices. the new price is part of a new program by san francisco to manage the city's limited parking meter spaces, and if you do t
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Mar 18, 2013 4:30am PDT
in san francisco and more than 3" in deficit in san jose. today we are starting off cool with clear conditions, 30's to mid-40's. the clouds will increase through the afternoon. a mild day with democrats in -- with temperatures in the upper 50's at 4:00, and mid-50's at the coast and upper 50's to low 60's. tomorrow the clouds will be getting thicker and drop rain in the evening. the best chance of rain is tuesday night into wednesday morning with lingering showers wednesday afternoon and the day on thursday looks brighter. >> golden gate bridge is free with no road work. it is a nice drive. from the tunnel into san francisco, it is nice. you will not be able to pay cash after the 27th to get across the golden gate bridge. we have a solo spin out in central lafayette westbound 24 to the right shoulder. checking the drive from the central valley right now, it is looking good with a lot of green. that is what we like to see coming up and over the pass into livermore. >> it was a plot right out of the movies the daring prison break involving helicopters that almost worked. >> the parki
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Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
heading home late wednesday night for the san francisco spca fund-raising event. she had handbag on one side and archie in a carrier in the other. >> i fell asleep. it was an accident. i woke up and he was gone. >> she has been looking for him round the clock going to shelters and filing reports. he is more than a pet. she is registered specially trained service dog. she suffers from extreme anxiety brought on by a plane crash when she was eight. >> with him, i don't feel the need on medication. that is how much comfort he brings me. i'm just devastated. >> so is her husband. he has been at his wife's side every minute since archie disappeared. >> i don't had i it's funny. for me and my wife, that is our little kid. >> they have put flyers for every bart station and what started as a thousand dollar reward has grown to $3,000 thanks to strangers that heard their story. police say they plan to look at surveillance video. >> i can't even wrap it around my head. i would do anything to get him back, anything. >> reporter: as i said there is a $3,000 reward. that amount will likely grow. her
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Mar 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
this morning, san francisco's archbishop is making strong statements against same-sex marriage days before the course takes up proposition 8 and will hear arguments if the ban on same-sex marriage is constitutional. archbishop is talking to abc7 news reporter right now. early this morning he told "usa today" that to legalize marriage between two people of the same sex would enshrine in the law the principle that mothers and fathers are interchangeable or irrelevant. he also says a court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage may only intensify the debate. you can see his interview with the archbishop this afternoon going on abc7 news starting at 4:00. >> five bay area police departments are now in the middle of a 24 hour tweet athen, the palo alto, east palo alto, fremont, mountain view, and los gatos police departments are participating in the event with 160 agencies taking part. they are tweeting of service calls to increase awareness of police work and their issues. fremont police tweeted "call a man in 50's down on a bench waving his arms and moaning, fire and p.d. on the scene." hashtag
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Mar 13, 2013 5:00am PDT
an accident on 17, and, also, in san francisco, coming off the skyway at 5th the accident is still partly blocking the off-ramp. >> voters go to the polls in june to replace former santa clara supervisor who is accused of misusing taxpayer money. some say the special election is anything but "special." >> google top executives get a big pat on the back with huge bonuses they are putting in the bank. >> santa rosa, berkeley, san jose, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> it is official. supervisors of santa clara have a special election date to fill a seat vacated bit foam supervisor who resigned after using taxpayer money and campaign donations to support his gambling addiction. yesterday, the board voted in favor of holding a special election june 4 despite pleas from some residents to delay the process by three weeks. the special election will cost taxpayers an estimated $1 million. >> when president obama goes on capitol hill he talks exclusive ly with abc7 news' george stephanopolis. the president spoke of the ongoing negotiations with congressional republicans over how to reac
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Mar 31, 2013 5:00am PDT
. the name has not been released. >> new details on a shooting earlier in san francisco. they are searching for a person that shot and killed a college student. it happened near bryant and 24th street. jacob vavidiezo was home visiting family members. lilian kim has the latest. >> reporter: he is living the parents' worst nightmare. his son was shot and killed. he heard the gunshots and found his son lying on the ground. >> it hurts, it hurts. mom and dad it hurts. >> juab object was walking home with a friend after a night who out. a man got out of a car and asked him if he was in a gang and shot him several times. >> he only went for one person only. he shot him and shot him and took off. >> friends and family are shocked. they say he wasn't part of any gang and has no idea why anyone would shoot him. >> he wasn't in gangs or anything. >> he was sophomore studying index in portland where he was wide receive on the football team. he played sports and graduated with honors. the teacher of the school to pay his respects. he brought a basketball in jacob's memory. in dish to be a great athlet
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Mar 26, 2013 5:00am PDT
this all began back in 2004 in san francisco. on the annual freedom to marry day, a day when gay and lesbian couples across the state applied for marriage licenses knowing they would be fund away. in 2004 the city clerk was told not to turn away the same-sex marriage couples and she the licenses. i was at city hall and it was chaos but joy office -- but joy office chaos. this said this action in motion and now two of the plaintiffs are a lesbian couple from berkeley and the other couples are gay men from southern california. we saw them go inside just a little bit ago. i am privileged to have a seat inside the supreme court. we are not allowed to tweet? there so you are going to have to wait for my live report tonight on abc7 news. live in washington, dc, outside the supreme court, this morning for abc7 news. >> she will be inside and will report back after the historic arguments on abc7 news going at 4:00 this afternoon. >> california lt. governor, attorney general hairharris will be at the supreme court all played a role in the same-sex marriage movement. chief justice john rob
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Mar 22, 2013 1:05am PDT
disappeared on a southbound train either in san francisco or peninsula. >> sheer panic. i started screaming. i said -- oh, my god. >> it's been one day since she woke up in a bart train to find her dog gone. she and archie were heading home late wednesday night the san thn francisco spca fund-raising event. she had handbag on one side and archie in a carrier in the other. >> i fell asleep. it was an accident. i woke up and he was gone. >> she has been looking for him round the clock going to shelters and filing reports. he is more than a pet. she is registered specially trained service dog. she suffers from extreme anxiety brought on by a plane crash when she was eight. >> with him, i don't feel the need on medication. that is how much comfort he brings me. i'm just devastated. >> so is her husband. he has been at his wife's side every minute since archie disappeared. >> i don't had i it's funny. for me and my wife, that is our little kid. >> they have put flyers for every bart station and what started as a thousand dollar reward has grown to $3,000 thanks to strangers that heard their story.
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Mar 6, 2013 4:30am PST
live coverage begins here at 11 a.m. >> a suspected carjacker who was shot by san francisco police last night is expected to survive. the shooting happened after a chase through the bayview district. the driver of a stolen bmw was cornered. police say he backed into an officer trying to arrest him. >> the officer was knocked to the ground. the bmw re-positioned itself and about to go forward and the officer was vulnerable and could have been seriously injured or killed. two brother officers fired at the bmw striking the driver one time. >> he says that the bmw was stolen the day before and the carjacker had a shotgun. police are looking into whether the same suspect may have been involved with a series of recent armed robberies. >> this is the latest in a string of officer-involved shootings. there have been six the past week, two in san francisco including last night, and one in guerneville, hayward, union city, and san jose. >> we have an update on the faith hayward shooting. police now say they unintentionally shot and killed a 19-year-old passenger of a car that rammed a police vehi
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Mar 11, 2013 5:00am PDT
in the nation, san francisco topped the list with workers making $10.55 an hour and santa fe, new mexico, people are paid $10.51 for minimum wake and now san jose is the third highest in the nation paying workers $10 an hour according to the united states department of labor. we understand of course with this wage hike, leaders will have a new push for the customers and workers that make the extra money to try and keep that money here in san jose by spending it here in the city. live in san jose for sue thompson, for abc7 news. >> in san francisco police are investigating a horrifying accident at a bart station. abc7 news was the first to bring you the story last night. police say a man died after getting crushed on top of the elevator at the montgomery bart station. a man in the elevator called after the elevator was stuck, emergency crews responded and found the victim. they found bedding on top of the elevator car and think he was sloping inside the elevator shaft. our news reporter is at the scene and will have the latest for us at 5:30. >> police in daly city are trying to determine if spee
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Mar 29, 2013 4:30am PDT
angeles and san francisco if the build -- if the money is there. a report supports the estimates of the statement of how much money it would generate but that will not silence critics who are scent california. the report raises questions of whether the $39 billion in federal money needed to pay for construction will really be there in an age of shrinking budgets. >> the brand new tom lantos tunnel at devil's slide tunnel will have lane closures today because of striping work. the work will begin at 9:00 in the morning and last until 3:00 in the afternoon. one lane of traffic will be open at all times so you can get by. the project opened monday on the san mateo county coast after years of delays. >> all you have to do now is find your way to the tunnels through the fog. >> what do we have out there? by the way, it is foggy friday. >> foggy friday. >> lisa has more. lisa? >> good morning, everyone. we are starting out with visibility reduced to near nothing at our coast. half moon bay, you have very dense fog and novato three quarter visibility with 1.25 in santa rosa. it will be
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Mar 19, 2013 4:00pm PDT
out to be the biggest white collar crime case ever in the history of the san francisco district attorney's office. >> sky 7 hd got this video of a car that went over an enbankment. a mother and 3-year-old daughter were inside of the car as it was traveling near the spring valley golf course. the mother lost control. the car slid into a ditch. the two were taken to the hospital and their condition is not known tight an overturned suv snarled traffic this afternoon. here is the view from sky 7 hd as a ramp the driver likely misjudged sharpness of the curve and flipped the car. all lanes have been cleared and are now reopened. >> details about a pleasanton preschool teach year accused of tying up a toddler because the toddler would not take a nap. the district attorney will decide if the teacher should face criminal charges. the teacher resigned in january. the teacher showed a photo in a social gathering. >> a police officer is recuperating after being bitten by a dog at golden gate park. this picture was posted to our facebook page. the officer says he was checking on a person an
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Mar 12, 2013 11:00am PDT
, that the catholic church faces during this historic time." live in san francisco for abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for latest news from vatican city abc7 news breaking into programming when a new pope is elected. >> parents in a pre-school are outraged this morning after discovering a former teacher tied up a two-year-old for refusing to take a nap and took a picture of it. abc7 news reporter, amy hollyfield, is live at center point christian pre-school where the investigation took place with the reaction. >> officials told us today that this is their fifth violation with the state since october. two violations were because they stored bleach in reach of the children. to others had to do with supervision of the children. they say this is the worst infraction. >> i am really shocked, actually. >> parents dropping off their children at the pre-school say they are concerned and have questions about how and why a teacher could have taped a two-year old's wrist and ankles together because she refused to nap. some parents have taken their kids out of the school this week and others say they are wat
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Mar 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. police say dennis was drunk at the time and driving away from another accident. >> san francisco police opened fire on a suspected car jacker this morning after they say he used a stolen taxi to ram their kafr cars. police say the suspect jumped on the roof of a cab, breaking the windshield. the cab driver took off. police used taxi to track that cab to presidio heights them tried to pin the suspect in. >> this is when the driver drove at the officer, officer trying to get out of the way of the car then defending him, himself. >> the suspect was not hit, he kept driving. he was soon arrested for car jacking and assault on a police officer. >> the fbi is looking for a man leased from jail mistakenly. accused of a takeover style robbery this month, arrested for the robbery, then, released from a contra costa county jail by mistake. agents say he held a gun to the teller's head, demanding money. >> south san francisco taking new steps to help stop human trafficking. the new rules adopted by the city council police say the peninsula city investigated more than 150 cases of human trafficking
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Mar 28, 2013 6:00am PDT
outside the san francisco office of senator feinstein this morning in support of her efforts to pass legislation against gun violence. more than 100 ever helps have are planned across the country. the obama administration says it is not giving up on assault weapons ban although senate majority leader harry reid says there are not enough votes to support it in the senate. >> the concord city council is banning residents from growing medical marijuana in their yard. the city council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance on tuesday after discussing and debating the demand for several months amending the city code to prohibit all outdoor marijuana growing even for medical purposes. the ordinance was models after one and jones -- and joins others that limit outdoor cultivation. >> drug sniffing dogs will visit three schools in may. officials approved a program to test whether using dogs to detect drugs and other contraband can make campuses safer. the santa cruz sentinel says the dogs will be deployed at a high school, new school, and academic vocational charter institute because the pr
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Mar 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
. -- started again. so lots of details yet to be ironed out. >>> now to san francisco where an investigation is underway after an officer shot a suspect to death there. it began with a car chase on john daly boulevard in daly city and ended in san francisco at hester avenue and bay shore boulevard. reporter: take a look. this is where one of several shots were fired at a suspect this morning, went through this construction fence. luck lie no -- luckily no juan was on the other side. >> this is the first time this morning. >> lives 40 yards from where san francisco and daly city police stopped a stolen car. he says he heard gunshots at 12:30 a.m. >> we were in bed and all of a sudden i heard four or five shots, and woke me up. reporter: evidence numbers marked the spots where shell casings fell. police told us the chase, which ended in the suspect being shot to death here, start net daly city saturday morning. the storm car was spotted on john daly boulevard. daly city police began a pursuit that took them on highway 280 and gave up the chase by the time they hit highway 1. >> sfpd officers o
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Mar 15, 2013 11:00am PDT
they will be picked up tomorrow. live in oakland, i am katie marzullo. >> happening now, a former san francisco police crime lab technician accused of stealing drug evidence is expected to change her plea. the 62-year-old woman is in federal court right now set to plead guilty to misdemeanor possession for taking cocaine from the crime laboratory in 2009. the lesser charge that results in the plea deal carry as maximum one year sentence. to previous trials resulted in a hung jury. because of the scandal, 500 drug-related cases were dismissed. >> the army now says they did not prosecute a former soldier on rape charges because there wasn't enough evidence. the former soldier killed to santa cruz police officers. goulet was accused in two rape cases in 2006 but the army says d.n.a. testing failed to link him to the victims. last month, goulet gun down a santa cruz detective elizabeth butler and loran "butch" baker, and the former defense secretary and bay area members of congress are demanding information on how the military handled the case. reuters suspended with pay a journalist accused of conspiring
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Mar 30, 2013 5:00pm PDT
, his friends so impacted, so traumatized. when is this going to stop? >> san francisco police have not released a description of the man who fired the shot nor of the driver of the car he get into and sped away in. two neighbors we spoke to say they saw the man get into a four-door gray sedan. we're hive in san francisco. abc7 news. >> ama: we have breaking news now from antioch. police are responding to a shooting. they're releasing few details but we do know the victim was flown to children's hospital in oakland. the shooting happened lest an than hour ago. we have a crew there and will bring in the latest at 6:00. >>> another shooting in san francisco, an investigation is underway of a wounded man ran to a restaurant in girl t ghirardelli square for help. the man say he is in his 20 asks and from the east bay. he was taken to the hospital and be treated for a leg wound elm national park service says it received calls at 9:00 from people hearing gunfire. >> we have had a mix of sun and clouds this saturday, and a few sprinkles, and more rain is coming easter sunday. you can see c
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Mar 1, 2013 4:30am PST
bus in san francisco is recovering from life-threatening injuries. the accident happened yesterday afternoon around 3:00 near 19th avenue. a spokesman said the woman, in her 20's, was in the right-of-way of the light rail train and no one else was hurt. >> sheriff deputies and dogs will search a union city creek for more clues after the discovery of a human skull. a teenager playing in the creek found the bones. officials say the skull is not native american because it has fillings. if more bones are found officials could consider a full excavation. >> it is exciting morning for students at three high schools who will watch their science experiments be launched into space. the space rocket will launch at 7:10 pacific time. there are experiments from san jose's valley christian high school and fremont christian high school and los gatos high school. the schools sent 11 experiments which are now load on the rocket destined for delivery to the international space station. way to go, guys! >> how far can they see the rocket before it disappears in the fog? >> mike? >> the cloud cover h
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Mar 23, 2013 8:00am PDT
breaking news. arson investigators are trying to determine the cause of a restaurant fire in san francisco's financial district. firefighters were called out just before 3:00 a.m. to california grill on commercial street. crews were able to quickly extinguish the flames there but one too the fire was hurt and taken to the hospital. >>> in castro valley alameda county sheriff's deputies shot a parolee after he appointed a rifle at them. they shot him in the driveway of his home around 7:30 last night. he was last reported to be in surgery at eden medical center. the man's family called 911 saying he was acting erratically and then the parolee called 911 and threatened to kill arriving deputies. >> in san jose police continue to look for a killer. the man stabbed a woman to death yesterday afternoon just a few blocks from the santa clara county sheriff's office. john alston has more from north first street. >> brutal stabbing happened in broad daylight in a parking lot next to the togo sandwich shop. matt was eating lunch when he heard a commotion and rushed out to help the woman that was sl
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Mar 16, 2013 8:00am PDT
and he is medically induced carter. he has had a history of seizures in recent years. >>> san francisco is taking its sister city really with ireland to a new level during the st. paddy's day in san francisco cisco systems will provide a live feed between the two cities. revellers can use their smart phones to see the celebration in ireland which includes an address by mayor ed lee. find a link to the feed at abc7news.com under the see it on tv tab. the party is today, not sunday. you can party as sunday if you like. it starts at market and second streets and ends at the civic center where the festival runs until 5:00 p.m. i don't need to encourage anyone do it safely around st. patrick's day but it sounds like the weather is going to clear up. >> lisa: that is right. fog is going to hang for a couple more hours. clear by the delta right now and you take a look at dive doppler 7-hd. we are not picking up raindrops. in fact equal hour of daylight and darkness. 11 hours, 59 minutes of daylight tomorrow. we'll hit that 12-hour mark and looking at those days getting longer and longer. here
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Mar 31, 2013 9:00am PDT
this easter sunday gathering at san francisco's highest peak for a sunrise service. we're live on mount davidson with more. >> reporter: good morning, carolyn. that sunrise service here ended just about an hour ago. now we have mount davidson to ourselves. the ceremony was majestic. we're at the canopy of trees and it was at the base of this cross, san francisco's highest peak. it began with bagpipers. take a listen. ♪ hundreds of people, families, friends, religious and spiritual made the pilgrimage through the woods and rugged terrain to begin their southeast sunday in prayer and celebration. they started coming about 5:00 this morning. the morning's sunrise service was the 91st anniversary of the early morning tradition. for many, it's an annual journey to mount davidson. the area residents and a family from san diego came here to take in the splendor. >> a wonderful time of worship with everyone coming together with other churches to celebrate jesus christ risen, it's amazing. i'm grateful to be here. >> coming here is going to be a great experience because we're close to nature,
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Mar 27, 2013 5:00am PDT
. it started at a home on mckinnon and then traveled around the corner to 3rd street here in san francisco's bay view district just before 1:00 this morning. it caused severe fire damage to three buildings. water damage to two homes. those are flooded. then one building suffered damage on the outside of it. all of these buildings are homes except for one. there is one business here. it's called the new club long island. all of the people escaped their homes safely but they say it was scary. >> went to bed and heard an explosion. we thought it was like shooting or something. we didn't pay attention to anything. and then woke up my wife and went and picked a window and i seen particles coming from the sky so i went to the other window and i saw the fire. i woke her up and got some clothes and got out as quick as we could. >> reporter: he says he is still looking for signs of his cat. but everyone got out okay. everyone was out by the time firefighters got here. two firefighters were hurt. one fell off his ladder. suffered bumps and bruises. another suffered from minor smoke inhalation and is
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Mar 23, 2013 5:00am PDT
on the lose after a nightclub shooting here in san francisco. reporting live in san francisco, kira klapper, abc7 news. >> kira, thank you. we have more breaking news. arson investigators are trying to determine the cause of a restaurant fire in san francisco's financial district early this morning. firefighters were called out just before 3:00 this morning to 7 pleasures california grill on commercial street. they were quickly able to extinguish the flames there. but one firefighter was hurt and taken to the hospital with minor injuries. >>> in castro valley, alameda county deputies shot a parolee after they say he pointed a rifle at them. they shot the 49-year-old man in the driveway of his hands around 7:30 last night. he was reported to be in surgery at eden medical center at last check. the man's family officially called 911 to report he was acting erratically and arguing with a neighbor and then the parolee himself called 911 and threatened to kill arriving deputies. >>> developing news in san jose where police continue to look for a killer. the man stabbed a woman to death yesterday
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Mar 29, 2013 5:00am PDT
>> good morning, foggy along the coast with visibility near zero and over san francisco we have a good deck of low clouds and fog and in the north bay great our valley, napa, santa rosa and some of it moving across the bay so be careful, down to 44 in napa and 50 in livermore. we have clear conditions but we should look for fog along the east bay as well, along hayward and oakland. you can see the visibility is down to nothing at half moon bay and six miles at the san carlos airport. headed out this morning, look if clouds and dense fog in the valleys and along the coast and mid-60's to the upper 70's around the bay. a big warm-up today and the fog comes back tonight and we have a rainy weekend. >> good morning, everyone, we will check on our commute. >> good morning, everyone, happy friday, right now we have a live look outside at the tolls on the bay bridge. it looks like the follow is blanketing the area and traffic is moving through pretty well over there. the golden gate bridge shows fog cleared. now as we head over to menlo park we have an accident involving a couple of ca
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Mar 4, 2013 2:00am PST
-1-1. san francisco police say the woman refused to identify herself. they say the rifle she had actually belonged to the residents of the house. it was not loaded and there was a trigger lock on it. in san francisco, abc7 news. >> the san francisco police department is on alert after a high-powered rifle was stolen from a police car. many officers carry shotguns and rifles in their vehicles while on regular patrol. a member of the sfpd tells abc7 news the ar-15 was taken from an unmarked vehicle like this car. detectives don't know if the thieves broke into the car looking specifically for the rifle, but they point out the ar-15 was properly secured. >>> we have a change of weather ahead. rain is ahead and now to leigh glaser on what is happening right now. >> you are exactly right. it has been some time since we have seen measurable rainfall. parts of the bay area saw a few sprinkles this morning. live doppler 7hd is sweeping live and not picking up any returns at all. we are in a break right now. the current temperatures are starting to cool down. this is a live shop looking toward coi
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Mar 4, 2013 4:30am PST
the memorial with sheriff and firefighters and emergency responders. >> the san francisco police department is on alert after a high-powered rifle was stolen from a police car. a high ranking member says the ar15 was taken yesterday from an unmarked car like this one. we are told the car was locked. the assault rifle was properly secured. detectives do not know if the thief was specifically looking for the rifle. an alert went to all officers to look out for the weapon. the man accused of killing a bay area rapper in las vegas on the strip will appear los angeles superior court. ammar harris seen in this video faces extradition from california to nevada. the 26-year-old self described pitch was arrested in north hollywood ending a week-long manhunt following the february 21 shooting. police say harris fired at least five shots in a mazurati sports car. he killed kenneth cherry jr., an oakland rapper. two others died when his car slammed into a tax after he was shot. >> in los gatos there could be a ban on selling any guns in the city. it applies only to new guns after neighbors voices conce
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Mar 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
the tower at san francisco to the east bay hills. we have unlimited visibility. we will talk about our temperatures today. they are going to be about the same as yesterday but inland they will be warmer, mid-to-upper 60's and low-to-mid 60's away the bay and mid-50's at the coast. it will be breezy in the higher elevation and near bodies of water. same today but two to six degrees warmer and we will have high clouds and sunshine and calmer conditions for saturday and sunday. >> if your travels take you to san mateo on the bridge you can see the take lights are headed in the flat section westbound toward the high-rise sluggish there. looking at 20-minute delay. back to the santa cruz mountains we have an injury accident fortunately, a tow truck is on the way there and you can see you have slow traffic coming off of the summit and northbound before red wood estates, the left lane is block and the tow truck is en route, and it is slow from antioch, 11 miles per hour moving toward railroad avenue and fortunately through pittsburg it picks up. the drive times 580 from the tracy area, 17 nor
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Mar 18, 2013 5:00am PDT
and north mission until 6:00 this morning. >> 5:07 now, more fall intermediate from the san francisco symphony strike, why striking musicians say they will not give in. >> he created one of the most popular social net words an, now twitter co-founder has sights on a major political office. >> but, first, america's money report. >> good morning, were toking america's money, a new european financial crisis with overseas markets down after european leaders decided to tax every bank account to pay for a bailout triggering a run on a.t.m.'s in cyprus and the largest bank in europe will cut 5,000 jobs, part of a strategy to make hsbc more efficient and profitable with more than 40,000 emily is in the united states. >> the great and powerful oz is part of disney and had good word part of disney and had good word of mouth taking in $42let's pla: [ all ] who's new in the fridge! our mystery guest: ensure complete... uh...do you support bones? [ ding! ] i've got calcium and vitamin d. oh! immune system. [ ding! ] one word: antioxidants. heart health? [ ding! ] my omega 3s never skip a beat. how
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Mar 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
unconscious from a house fire last night in san francisco is in the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. the fire broke out in the diamond heights neighborhood shortly after 9 last night. a charred mattress was left in the street. flames were put out quickly and the fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire. >> a san francisco club is closed this weekend of a yesterday morning's shooting that left three people wounded. it happened at 330 rich nightclub in south beach. one man remains in critical condition. witnesses say dozens of shots were fired by one or more gunmen after an altercation. police collected more than 50 pieces of evidence from the crime scene that stretched from inside the club, up the alley, to a parking lot on brannon street. the city entertainment commission ordered the club closed for the remainder of the weekend. >>> san leandro police are investigating the city's first homicide of the year. authorities say a man was killed friday night when he tried to defend his mother-in-law. the woman was unloading her car on harbor way around 9:30 when so
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Mar 25, 2013 5:00am PDT
-1-1 if a suspicious person is knocking on their door. >> san francisco district attorney's office is definitive charging a man suspected of killing a 77-year-old newspaper vendor. he was selling the chronicle from a booth outside a montgomery street bart station on january 28 when a man lifted him up and dropped him on the sidewalk. he died three weeks later. the "san francisco chronicle" reports that police booked 936-year-old marc anthony castille on suspicion of murder and the d.a. said they did not have enough evidence to charge him. investigators now say they have the evidence to go forward. he is set to be arraigned this week. >> only on abc7 news, the family of a murdered marine speaks exclusively with us about the young woman with the bright future who decided to serve her country. kira klapper has more on that. >> the family of the woman says it is still hard to believe she is gone. in the last year since she became a main, the 19-year-old had become a point of pride for the entire family. you can see outside their oakley only, a small sticker on her dad's struck describes how they fee
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Mar 5, 2013 5:00am PST
30 minutes. >> an uncertain morning for people in the san francisco neighborhood as sink holes have open up a week after a water main break. sue thompson is live at the scene. how does it look right now? >> i can tell you right now a lot of neighbors here are really watching and waiting because the forecast today calls for rain and that is not good news for so many homeowners out here in this neighborhood that are battling sinkholes. this has been going on for days. the problem developed last wednesday when a city water main broke. the gushing water triggered sinkholes new up to five sinkholes. they have already damaged about a dozen homes, literally many are caving in, room by room. up to four homes have been red tagged. the city of san francisco says they will pay for repairs but the problem, now, is the forecast. the rain could be arriving this evening and it will add to the sing homes because the ground, the city says, is not stage and more water will not help. >> first, it was about this much. the following day, it began, you know, it looked like this hole now, this size. then
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Mar 29, 2013 6:00am PDT
of jerusalem and attend another mass in bethlehem where jesus is believed born. in san francisco, easter will be celebrated at the highest peak for the 91st anniversary. the mayor and the fire chief will take part in the celebration. special buses will depart from the forest hills station every 15 minutes starting at 5:15 on sunday morning for the ride to the sunrise service that begins at 7:00. >> tensions with north korea are rising. the military action taking place, today, in the communist country as it makes new threats against the west. >> first, a major announcement expected from the obama administration and it is likely to impact the price you pay at the butch. a live look at the fog engulfing the golden gate bridge. there is a lost this fog, or maybe you will not see much along the >> good friday morning. with the fog, it is pea soup from the north bay to parts of vallejo. the delta is clear. look at the north bay from petaluma, santa rosa, our beaches and along san francisco the san mateo coast we are looking at very foggy conditions, the san carlos airports at quarter-mile visi
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Mar 24, 2013 5:00am PDT
quickly and the fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire. >> a san francisco club is closed this weekend of a yesterday morning's shooting that left three people wounded. it happened at 330 rich nightclub in south beach. one man remains in critical condition. witnesses say dozens of shots were fired by one or more gunmen after an altercation. police collected more than 50 pieces of evidence from the crime scene that screeched from inside the club, up the alley, to a parking lot on bran nonstreet. the stay entertainment commission ordered the club closed for the remainder of the weekend. >>> san leandro police are investigating the city's first homicide of the year. authorities say a man was killed friday night when he tried to defend his mother-in-law. the wnman was unloading her car on arbor way around 9:30 when someone tried to rob her. her 33-year-old son-in-law was shot while trying to help her. police are looking for two suspects, possibly a man and woman who drove away in a dark-colored sedan. >> for the second time this month santa clara county paid cash for
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Mar 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
at the limit to dublin/pleasanton and on 24. >> thank you. 6:03 with develop news for you from san francisco where police are investigating the discovery of a body at one of the city's busiest bart stations. you saw this story first on abc7 news at 11. there was bedding on top of an elevator car, the man was sleeping on top of the elevator and was crushed to death when someone used the elevator. coming up in 30 minutes, abc7 news will have a live report on what is happening at the station this morning. >> people close to an oakland woman missing since thursday are frustrated with efforts to find her. family and freeways of the woman held a prayer vigil yesterday in the neighborhood where she lived. the 31-year-old was last seen on a surveillance video on thursday morning at the corner of telegraph and 34th avenue. the missing woman's mom says that the response from oakland police has been slow in the critical days after she disappeared. >> it is important when people disappear like this, the police need to get on it right away and not think they left on their own accord especially with the c
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Mar 14, 2013 5:00am PDT
. this afternoon in san francisco there will be a mass of thanksgiving at st. mary's cathedral at 12:10. the archbishop is encouraging other parishes to do the same. >> surfers and fishermen will breakdown a fence that breaks access to a half moon bay that is blocked off to keep the public out. abc7 news reporter, cornell bernard, is there with that story. is it legal to block the path? >> that is the question. the fight is on. surfers on one side, property owners on the other. a lost surfers around here will tell you the waves at martin's beach, not too far from here are a perfect surf spot but it is foggy this morning. accessing the beach has been tough since it was sold to a private owner who does not want surfers around. now a fight is on to re-open access to more tin -- to martin's beep. a lawsuit has been filed against the property owner who put up a gate and hired security guards. scores of surfers and fishermen will bust through the gate and take back their beach access. >> this would be no different than someone buying the houses around golden gate park and putting up a fenc
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